The symptoms and treatment of equine asthma will be the focus of a free webinar. • Photo by Chad Madden via Unsplash

Equine Asthma Focus of Free Webinar

Symptoms, causes and treatment of equine asthma will be highlighted during a free seminar hosted by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Organizers say equine asthma affects many horses to varying degrees and can ultimately inhibit performance and cause quality of life concerns.  

The series exploring equine asthma will be hosted by Dr. Joy Tomlinson, DVM, DACVIM, a large animal internal medicine specialist and research associate. It will be offered virtually via Zoom from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20.

The event is free, but registration is required at

The Series

The Cornell Equine Seminar Series is presented by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Hospital, the New York State 4-H Horse Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Held on the second Tuesday of most months, equine experts present on important equine health and management topics. The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to register with Len Johnson at [email protected]

The Presenter

Dr. Tomlinson received her DVM from Cornell University in 2010 and completed a large animal internal medicine residency at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania in 2014. She has been a clinician at Cornell’s Equine Hospital since 2014. Dr. Tomlinson is also a research associate at the Baker Institute for Animal Health in the Van de Walle lab. Her current research focuses on the characterization of two recently discovered equine hepatitis viruses: equine parvovirus-hepatitis, the suspected cause of Theiler’s disease in horses, and equine hepacivirus, a cause of chronic hepatitis. Her clinical research includes investigation of Equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis (EMPF), which can be mistaken for asthma.